Lucia Savi Biography

Detail of woman’s striped suit, Alberto Fabiani, 1967, double-faced wool satin with wool stripes, Given by Brenda Azario, T.322&a-1978. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Name: Lucia Savi

Role: Research Assistant: Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition

Research Interests

My research interests include 20th century textile, fashion and design especially focusing on Italy. I was the Research Assistant on the V&A’s exhibition The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014. I contributed to the accompanying publication with two case studies: “La Moda In Vogue” and “Nattier: textile innovators” which I wrote in collaboration with Margherita Rosina. After obtaining my MA (hons.) from the University of Milan Statale, I worked at the Courtauld Gallery on the exhibition Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshop 1913-19 (2009), and contributed to the accompanying publication. From 2010 till 2012 I worked for London-based textile dealer Francesca Galloway. 

Selected Research Outputs (Exhibitions)

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014

Selected Published Writings
  • “La Moda in Vogue” in The Glamour of Italian Fashion since 1945, edited by Sonnet Stanfill ( London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2014), pp.249-253
  • Co-author with Margherita Rosina “Nattier: Textile Innovators” in The Glamour of Italian Fashion since 1945, edited by Sonnet Stanfill ( London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2014), pp. 295-299
  • Twenty fashion designer biographies in Glamour of Italian Fashion since 1945, edited by Sonnet Stanfill (London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2014), pp. 
  • “Appendix of Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery not included in the exhibition” and contribution to the catalogue section in Alexandra Gerstein, ed., Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops, 1913-19. Fontanka. Publication in collaboration with the Courtauld Gallery, 2009.
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